Like "Many companies will provide free meters just call them ..... It's the strips that will cost .... I have recently learned that there r quite a few generic ( as in not the big brand name ) meters out there that r paired with cheap test strips that work just as well as the big brand names ..... If u can't find any #'s reply so u saved @ least one #' of a meter company they sent me a free meter last month ..,. Touch screen , thought it was cool ..., only thing I just switched to a meter that can communicate with my pump ..... Also if u r type 2 and just can't get meds then maybe really watching your carb intake and exercise might help get your #'s lowered ..... Well I hope the best for u !!!!!!!!!!!!!"